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  Securing and self recovery of virtual machines in cloud with an autonomic approach using snapshots
Joseph L., Mukesh R.  Mobile Networks and Applications 24(4): 1240-1248, 2019. Type: Article

Virtual machines (VMs) in the form of cloud computing are now mainstream for the delivery of information technology (IT) services. However, the environment in which these VMs run is complex and prone to malicious attack, potentially impacting serv...

Jun 17 2021  
  Cognition and intractability: a guide to classical and parameterized complexity analysis
van Rooij I., Blokpoel M., Kwisthout J., Wareham T.,  Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2019. 374 pp. Type: Book (978-1-108728-97-3)

Is thinking computable--not just in principle, but in practice? In the past this was the subject of vigorous exchanges between philosophers [1,2,3]; today, with the promise of artificial intelligence (AI) appearing ever brighter--in what...

Jun 15 2021  
  Blown to bits: your life, liberty, and happiness after the digital explosion (2nd ed.)
Abelson H., Ledeen K., Lewis H., Seltzer W.,  Pearson, Boston, MA, 2020. 336 pp. Type: Book (978-1-348500-17-9)

Technology has generated cultural anxiety throughout history [1]. Digital technologies are no exception. Digitalization anxiety greatly relates to high levels of uncertainty regarding the implications brought by “the integration of [digital]...

Jun 9 2021  
  Advanced Perl programming
Rothwell W.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2020. 308 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484258-62-0), Reviews: (2 of 2)

Advanced Perl programming is the third book in a three-book set by William “Bo” Rothwell [1,2]. The three books are titled (and subtitled) in a manner suggesting a pedagogy in Perl that takes readers from a novice state to an ex...

Jun 4 2021  
  Rehumanized crowdsourcing: a labeling framework addressing bias and ethics in machine learning
Barbosa N., Chen M.  CHI 2019 (Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Glasgow, UK,  May 4-9, 2019) 1-12, 2019. Type: Proceedings

Crowdsourcing is the practice of obtaining information or input into a task from a large number of people, either paid or unpaid, typically via the Internet. With its fast growth, crowdsourcing has produced large volumes of data manually labeled v...

Jun 1 2021  
  Bayesian analysis in natural language processing (2nd ed.)
Cohen S., Hirst G.,  Morgan&Claypool Publishers, San Rafael, CA, 2019. 344 pp. Type: Book (978-1-681735-26-9)

Morgan & Claypool’s “Synthesis Lectures on Human Language Technologies” series provides grounded theory and practical approaches in an applied research sense. Bayesian analysis in natural language processing is in this...

May 28 2021  
   Sandworm: a new era of cyberwar and the hunt for the Kremlin’s most dangerous hackers
Greenberg A.,  Doubleday, New York, NY, 2019. 368 pp. Type: Book (978-0-385544-40-5)

“Digital security” has been a buzzword of the past decades. The vulnerabilities grow as fast as the digital networks and systems, or rather faster--all new technologies add to the long list of possible means and/or targets for hac...

May 26 2021  
   The agile leader: leveraging the power of influence
Šochová Z.,  Pearson, Boston, MA, 2020. 368 pp. Type: Book (978-1-366604-28-6)

The author states that The agile leader allows the reader to “sample the various concepts and principles of agile leadership.” Some familiarity with Scrum and agility would be helpful beforehand. Agility basically means being wi...

May 21 2021  
  The language of images: the forms and the forces
Dondero M.,  Addison-Wesley, Boston, MA, 2020. 311 pp. Type: Book (978-1-367882-46-1)

The language of images is a very densely argued and annotated book about the meaning of images from a semiotician’s point of view. Semiotics is the study of signs and symbols, such as traffic signs, emojis, alphabets, and logos, treat...

May 20 2021  
   Demystifying smart cities: practical perspectives on how cities can leverage the potential of new technologies
Lisdorf A.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2020. 232 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484253-76-2)

How do cities work and evolve? How can technology improve the services provided by a city government to its citizens? What technologies can providers utilize, develop, and integrate to enable cities to do so? This book answers these questions and ...

May 19 2021  
 
 
 
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